In Progress

All The Ways Without You

In May 2019, in Dublin, we started on the creation of a new work, Conversations With The Plague, with Project Arts Centre. With 2 emerging artists, we took Camus’ novel The Plague as a framework, in which the plague – and its denial and consequent human and non-human toll – would stand in as a metaphor for climate action deferral and denial. As it happened, our metaphor was overtaken by reality.

From here, now, it seems as though one plague is beginning to recede, while the other continues on unabated. And so we are continuing to develop the general thrust of the work, with a different framing. And a different name – All The Ways Without You.

Working site specifically within a blackbox theatre, the work juxtaposes this ‘non space’ with the reality of its place, its natural and constructed history, and its cultural contexts. Where are we? – what is the site that the theatre is sitting on top of, its bio-region, the species that used to inhabit this place? – what do we erase in order have a ‘blank slate’ upon which to create?  It is, also, an intergenerational show about what it is to be where we are and to be with who we are with.

Leaning into Beckett’s End Game, and its notion of ‘the end of nature’, the work seeks at the same time to draw out our connection and relationality to nature, to the outside.

The company has undertaken a development in November 2021 to create and test a multi-channel audio streaming set-up with sound designer Chris Wenn; and an initial performance development with Irish creatives Aoife Delany-Reade and Riain Condon.

Performance History and Awards

Dublin: Development 2019 supported by Project Arts Centre
Melbourne: Development 2021 and 2022 supported by Darebin Arts Speakeasy

Partners and Support